You will need
Step 1 Mark the inside bottom of a cardboard cup or round plastic container at the depth you’d like your coasters to be. We made our coaster mould 1cm thick.
Step 2 Read the directions on the plaster packet to help calculate the amount of plaster you’ll need for your mould (using 70ml of water to 100g of plaster). Pour the water into a bucket, then slowly add the plaster, stirring carefully to avoid air bubbles. Mix to an even consistency (Mix for no more than one minute as the plaster sets quickly.)
Step 3 Immediately pour the mixed plaster into the mould, tapping it to reduce air bubbles.
Step 4 Once the plaster is cool and hard, remove it from the mould very carefully as you don’t want to damage the plaster. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using. Easy!
PROJECT 2 Paint-dipped salad servers
Step 1 Wash the wooden spoons in hot soapy water. Allow to dry.
Step 2 Wrap masking tape around the spoon at the point where you want to paint your chosen colour.
Step 3 Apply the surface conditioner to the areas of the spoon you plan to paint. Let dry.
Step 4 Mix the colours you like, then carefully paint the spoon handles. Let dry and remove tape. So simple yet very effective.
To paint the handles of our wooden spoons (used as salad servers), we mixed colours from the Hobby Line “Stay-on” Enamels Basics – a kit that includes six colours, a surface conditioner and clear gloss glaze.